Applications for 2024 entry to the BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre are now open to both home and international candidates!
Applying to Urdang is different to other undergraduate courses so please read and follow these steps carefully. They explain the application and audition process as well as how UCAS fits in. The application process is the same for both UK and International students and auditions are slightly different (details below). There is no fee to audition at Urdang for any student.
Please note that Urdang no longer offers Foundation or other access courses. The usual route is via a Level 3 academic qualification. Most students will be over 18 when they commence the course, but we may consider those who will be 17 if they have completed appropriate academic study, such as Scottish Highers or an IB.
We strongly recommend you get the application to us for an audition submitted by the end of December to get you an in-person audition.
If you have any enquiries please email email@example.com
From late September you can start your application. If you are using a computer or laptop click the New Registration Star. If you are using a smartphone click the drop down menu top right and select New Registration.
You will be emailed an activation link, so do check your spam and junk folders for this. You can then go straight to part 3 of the process below.
Institution Code: C60
Course Code: W4UA
Campus Code: A
Your application for entry in September 2024 should arrive at UCAS between September 2023 and late January 2024.
Applications that arrive after the UCAS deadline will be considered only at City’s discretion.
Once you have made your UCAS application and you have completed your audition, offer-holders will also receive an official offer letter from City, University of London with the academic conditions of your offer via email and your UCAS record will be updated.
Once registered you will be able to complete the online application form with your personal details and upload the requested headshot. This does not have to be a professional photograph.
Please see below for instructions based on where you are applying from.
UK-based applicants (inc non-UK/ROI passport holders) audition in-person and are invited via email what to wear and prepare in advance.
You will be asked to take part in a dance class with ballet and jazz elements and to perform at least one song and one acting monologue of your choice.
International-based applicants can choose to follow the email instructions and attend in-person OR submit a video audition.
Once you have completed your application email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us you wish to submit a video audition.
Please ensure you are recording in a safe, well-lit environment.
Record the following in this order.
Tell us why you are applying to Urdang.
Record 2 full songs of your choice (any style or genre, but they should be contrasting for example; up-tempo and ballad).
1 monologue from a stage-play of your choice (1-2 minutes, any style or genre).
Upload to a shared (not public) YouTube account OR via WeTransfer.
Email the link to: email@example.com by your audition date. If you need more time, please ask.
We will aim to get a result to you within 14 days.
You will also need to have made an application via UCAS for any potential offer to processed. All offers are conditional on high-school academic and English language qualifications.
If you require a Student visa to study in the UK, please find further advice and support on the City website:
Confirm you will attend your audition by logging into the Urdang site. We cannot process your application without this. You can also select an alternative date here if required.
Attend your audition on the confirmed date. The days are planned to run all day. Please check your invitation for your start and end times. You must arrive on time at our Old Finsbury Town Hall building
Urdang will confirm by email within 14 days whether your audition was successful or unsuccessful. There will be no recalls for 2024. Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback.
You may also be notified that you are on a waiting list. Names will start to be considered from this list, if spaces are available, each June.
You must log in to the Urdang website to provisionally accept or decline your place within 14 days of receiving your offer OR tell us you need more time to consider.
This is in order for us to manage the limited spaces we have on each course. You will also be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire.
If you do not accept or contact us by the deadline you may be placed on a waiting list for a place. We will be in touch later in the year should a suitable place become available.
You must accept or decline your place on UCAS or select us as your insurance place. Please note you will not be able to do so until all your other results have been announced or you have withdrawn them.
Once you have accepted your place on UCAS the university will email you details of how to apply for accommodation.
Conditional offers will become unconditional once the required grades are achieved.
UK and ROI passport holders who can prove 3 years residency in those countries can apply for an annual tuition fee loan to cover all fees from March 2024. Mean-tested maintenance loans are available to UK applicants.
Auditions run from early November until April on most Wednesdays. Once you have made an application you will be offered the next available date and at least one alternative date where possible.
Video auditions are not accepted from UK/ROI applicants.
Open Days are run through City, University of London and are a great opportunity to hear from our staff, chat to students and explore our campus.
The next Open Day will be:
June 2024 tbc
You can also email us directly to request a brief tour of our facilities on most Monday or Friday afternoons between 2 and 4pm.
Spaces are limited and we can only accommodate single households, not schools or clubs.